Definition of raffia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

raffia

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈræfiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfiə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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soft material that looks like string and is made from the leaves of a type of palm tree, used for making baskets, mats, etc. or for tying things Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Malagasy (the language of Madagascar).
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